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The concept of the public sphere based on the theory by German philosopher Jürgen Habermas is a significant idea in democratic theorizing (Haas, 2004). With modern mass media playing a significant role in informing the public as well as influencing the publics opinion, the media seen by some as a type of public sphere, provides …

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St Patrick’s Mental Health Services celebrate excellence in clinical practices  Anxiety is a common issue in modern society In honour of founder Jonathan Swift, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services launched their annual conference which this year was themed ‘The Age of Anxiety’ at St. Patrick's University Hospital, Dublin 8, today [06.12.2019].  The conference explored …
You are sitting at your desk, staring at the screen and it seems like you have been stuck for at least the last hour. Stress can make us unproductive, cause serious health problems and exhaustion. Being overly stressed is a common state in our society. But you can actually use …
The media industry is transforming at a very fast pace, especially within the news media, where professional journalists now share the stage with bloggers, citizens and social media users. It is crucial for journalists, publishers, PR-agents and other professionals alike, to develop an ethical code that provides the necessary guidelines for the industry. Particularly due …
The trend of people and companies getting connected on a global level is undeniable. This process of globalisation had a huge influence on our world and especially the modern media industry. Technological developments as well as economic changes in international markets opened possibilities and posed new challenges. Investigative Journalism as an important monitoring instance in …
When closely observing today’s news media, one will notice that images play a crucial role in news stories and from time to time cause a story on their own without providing any sustainable background information on the actual event. While some obviously convey a political message, others seem to simply serve the audiences entertainment or …